Astrophysics (index)

Catalina Sky Survey

(survey of near-Earth objects)

The Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) is a Survey of Near-Earth Objects (NEO), i.e., Comets and Asteroids whose orbits pass close to that of the Earth. It was begun in 1998 and progresses.

The first goal has been to identify 90% of objects 1 kilometer or larger.

Two telescopes are used: 1.5meter telescope on Mt. Lemon and a 68 cm telescope near Mt. Bigelow, both near Tucson, Arizona.

Data from the same telescopes is used for the Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey, scanning the images for Transients.

(survey,near-Earth objects,all sky)
CSSCSS100217Catalina Sky Survey 

Referenced by:
Astronomical Survey